“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Jesus makes this claim right on the heels of the statement that the thief comes only to steal and destroy. For centuries, these have been great words of comfort for followers of Christ. One of the reasons it stands the test of time is that every generation and every individual endures events that threaten to be life-stealing.
As followers of Jesus, we must be careful not to allow these events to define who we are, determine how we respond to circumstances in life, or erode our joy. Christ came that we might have life, and life abundant. Christ is bigger than the negative forces at play. Christ transforms our days with joy and hope.
Today, think about a moment when the light of Christ shined in